Chelsea striker Demba Ba was once again left out of the Blues’ squad last night, this time for their trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United, and with the former Newcastle United striker seemingly out of favour under new manager Jose Mourinho, would you take him back at St James’ Park?
Demba Ba’s move from Newcastle to Chelsea has been anything but a success.
Signed for a fee in the region of £7 million in January due to a release clause in his contract, Ba has scored just twice in 15 Premier League appearances and six times in all competitions.
Mourinho didn’t even start with a recognised striker and while Fernando Torres came on from the bench, Romelu Lukaku is still ahead of Ba in the pecking order.
With Chelsea strongly linked with a move for Wayne Rooney and Samuel Eto’o, if one of those strikers were to arrive at Stamford Bridge, surely that would signal the end of Ba’s Chelsea career?
So, that begs the question, if the Senegal striker was to become available, would you take him back at Newcastle?
Ba didn’t leave Newcastle on the best of terms, but then footballers rarely do, and I think it is widely acknowledged that his agents had a lot of influence in the situation.
Desperate times call for desperate measures and while they say you should never go back, Ba was on fire at Newcastle and had a Premier League record of 29 in 54.
If a deal was to be done, it may well have to be a loan deal, with Chelsea paying a portion of his higher wages.
So, what do you think?